Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Today's Progress

I spent 3 hours weeding/cleaning up flower beds and cutting back bittersweet vine today. Came in, showered, had lunch at 2:15 and really didn't want to sew today -- I'm a little sore from all that extra work! Forced myself to sit down and sew and an hour later, I have finished all 20 churn dash blocks. The colors are off because I brought them to the basement where the camera was to take the picture and just layed them on my basting table. But, done is done and ready for the next step.

Also took a picture of baby quilt #3 -- the Paper Pinwheels. It, too, is a terrible picture for the same reason as above -- laziness! After washing, the quilting doesn't look as bad as I know it really is. No toe catchers though, so it's going to be moving on to the new parents whenever the time is right.

Didn't do any appliqueing last night, after I prepped two blocks, vbg. Maybe tonight. There's nothing on tv, so last night I just read, while Bill napped.

12 comments :

Bonnie said...

Pat yourself on the back, Joanne. You gardened AND did 20 blocks - Wow. I think that's great. And your blocks look very good.

Linda_J said...

That sounds like quite a bit to me! Isn't paper pinwheels a fun block for a kids quilt?

Karen said...

Don't know about the colors being off but the churn dash blocks look great!!

quiltpixie said...

sounds like you're mighty busy by may standards...

Judy said...

Everything looks wonderful!! Love the blocks!

Norma said...

I think you are ahead on the hour a day project! You have made excellent progress.

Melzie said...

Those look simply great I am so pouty I am still so behind (as in NOT STARTED LOL) I really wanted to do this too! xoxo melzie

cher said...

wow, you really zipped along on those blocks...looking great

Sandra said...

I think you were very productive! Love that baby paper pinwheels quilt - gorgeous colours :-)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a delightful blog you have - I'll be back to read EVERYTHING - archives and all.

Screen Door said...

Good idea with the bobbins, I'm going to use that. I always hate throwing anything away. Love your applique block. It would look good as a quilted postcard.....

Have fun quilting,
Melanie

Finn said...

Hi Joanne, the blocks look great, and so does the baby pinwheel. I do like that style of pinwheel better than the one with the extra piece in it.
I'm suppose to be doing this 1 hr. of sewing stuff, but darn, 6 appointments this week by noon on Thursday..and I'm bushed!! Hope to catch up with you guys soon. Hugs for new applique, Finn